Record Details

NHER Number:16291
Type of record:Monument
Name:Cropmarks of probable medieval settlement

Summary

Cropmarks and earthworks of enclosures and linear ditches relating to the deserted medieval settlement and manor of Glosthorpe are visible on aerial photographs.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TF 6980 1834
Map Sheet:TF61NE
Parish:LEZIATE, WEST NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

21 June 1974. NAU air photographs.
Cropmarks of deserted medieval village in field east of Glosthorpe Manor visible on (S1) and (S2).
D. Edwards (NAU), 18 June 1980.

Doubtful if deserted medieval village.
Rough linear marks crossing each other.
E. Rose (NAU), 11 July 1980.

January 2008. Norfolk NMP
Cropmarks and earthworks of enclosures and linear ditches relating to the deserted medieval village of Glosthorpe are visible on aerial photographs (S1-S4). A group of cropmarks are present along Church Lane to the southwest and northeast of Rookery Farm at Leziate. A complex pattern of overlapping rectilinear enclosures are visible, with some apparently fronting onto Church Lane. It is likely that these enclosures relate to tofts and crofts forming part of the settlement of Glosthorpe. Cutting across the enclosures is a series of linear ditch-like cropmarks that are aligned roughly parallel to Church Lane. It is possible that these are of agricultural origin, although some may be field boundaries either pre- or post-dating the settlement. Further field boundary ditch cropmarks, of probable medieval to post medieval date, are present to the north of the enclosures.
J. Albone (NMP), 24 January 2008.

Monument Types

  • DITCH (Unknown date)
  • FIELD BOUNDARY (Unknown date)
  • RECTILINEAR ENCLOSURE (Unknown date)
  • CROFT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • DESERTED SETTLEMENT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FIELD BOUNDARY (Medieval to Post Medieval - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • RECTILINEAR ENCLOSURE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • SETTLEMENT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status

  • SHINE

Sources and further reading

<S1>Oblique Aerial Photograph: Edwards, D.A. (NLA). 1974. NHER TF 6918C-F (NLA 6/ABN42-5) 21-JUN-1974.
<S2>Oblique Aerial Photograph: Edwards, D.A. (NLA). 1974. NHER TF 6918G-J (NLA 6/SLIDE) 21-JUN-1974.
<S3>Vertical Aerial Photograph: RAF. 1946. RAF 3G/TUD/UK/51 5014-5 31-JAN-1946 (NHER TF 6918B / TF 7018C).
<S4>Vertical Aerial Photograph: Meridian Airmaps Limited. 1976. MAL 76044 22-3 13-JUN-1976 (NMR).

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